Clinical Evaluation

Need a literature-based clinical evaluation to achieve CE approval, or to determine the safety and effectiveness of your medical device?


A literature-based clinical evaluation is a document that evaluates whether your new device is at least as safe and effective as equivalent devices already on the European market.

Our literature-based clinical evaluations can help you to

  • achieve CE approval
  • identify equivalent devices
  • demonstrate safety and performance
  • determine the objectives of your upcoming clinical investigation


CERES can support you in performing, writing, and maintaining your clinical evaluation. According to MEDDEV 2.7/1 rev. 4 we perform systematic literature searches for relevant clinical studies and registries that included equivalent devices. Then, we review and analyze the available clinical data.

Whether you can achieve CE approval for your medical device using solely a literature-based clinical evaluation, or whether you will need a clinical trial largely depends on your device, and already available clinical data confirming safety and performance.

Learn more about our clinical trial services.

After achieving CE approval, the manufacturer is responsible for keeping clinical data for the device up-to-date. Post-Market Clinical Follow-up (PMCF) studies are helpful for market surveillance. Also Post-Market studies potentially increase your market presence and innovation potential.

Here you find more about our Post-Market studies.